Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/05/14/asimo_detroit_orchestra/

Asimo conducts symphony orchestra

Honda robot takes to the stage

By James Sherwood

Posted in Hardware, 14th May 2008 10:07 GMT

Video Honda’s famous white robot has given the first musical performance of its life – conducting the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

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Late last month, Register Hardware reported how the car manufacturer had inked plans to showcase Asimo's musical skills at a specially arranged orchestral performance including famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

Well, last night the little white robot stepped onto the stage – or it was placed there by Honda technicians, we’re not sure – and skilfully led the orchestra through a rousing classical performance. Asimo - which stands for Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility - even took a small bow at the end.

Register Hardware wonders if Honda managed to get the robot to pack away all the instruments at the end of the performance too?